Highway 1 - 216th to 264th Widening

Map of Highway 1 - 216th to 264th widening, showing Existing bridges at 216th and 264th, Underpass at 248th, replace Glover Road underpass, Replace CP Rail underpass, reconfigure 232nd Interchange, new 72nd underpass, widening Weastbound Median HOV Lane from 216th to 1.5 km west of 264th and Westbound median widening/HOV lane from 216th to 264th

This Highway 1 widening project is located in the Township of Langley between the new 216th Street Interchange and the 264th Street (Highway 13) Interchange.

This segment of highway is operating at capacity during peak periods and contains vertical clearance issues for commercial vehicles. The 232nd Street Interchange configuration no longer operates well under current traffic volumes and will only get worse as volumes increase.  

The project will include:

  • Widen Highway 1 to accommodate eastbound and westbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in the median between the 216 Street and 264 Street Interchanges
  • Construction of a new crossing at Glover Road, which will include dedicated 2.5-metre wide cycling lanes on either side and a separate two-metre wide sidewalk
  • Reconfiguration of the existing 232 Street Interchange and the replacement of the existing crossing, including a three-metre wide multi-use pathway on either side
  • Replacing the existing railway crossing immediately east of Glover Road

Project Cost

The project is funded with contributions from:

  • The Government of Canada
  • Province of B.C.
  • Township of Langley

Status

  • Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications (RFP/RFQ) is currently underway for detailed design
  • February/March 2021 public engagement has been completed. See public engagement materials.
  • Advanced works
    • Pre-clearing work completed winter 2021
    • Single structural test pile at 232nd Interchange in early spring 2021
    • Preloading of new HOV lanes in the median to commence summer 2021    

Project Objectives

This project will:

  • Reduce Highway 1 congestion
  • Improve overall safety and capacity of the highway and the 232nd Street Interchange
  • Eliminate low clearance issues for commercial vehicles on the corridor
  • Encourage motorists towards more sustainable transportation rather than traveling in single occupancy vehicles
  • Support increased use of existing Highway 1 transit services by improving transit travel times and reliability
  • HOV lanes will support CleanBC and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Enhance pedestrian and cycling features at Glover Road and 232nd Street

Schedule

  • Functional design was completed in winter 2020
  • Preliminary construction works begin in spring 2021
  • Detailed design to be completed in early 2022
  • Construction will begin in 2022
  • Construction to be completed in 2025